Umeå universitet

country rank  6
world rank  315

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University Overview

Founded in 1965, Umeå universitet (Umeå University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Umeå (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Vasterbotten County. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige (Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden), Umeå universitet (UmU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Umeå universitet (UmU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Umeå University
Acronym UmU
Founded 1965
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Campus Umeå
Umeå (population range: 50,000-249,999)
901 87 Vasterbotten County
T +46 (90) 786 5000
F +46 (90) 786 9995
Other locations Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Umeå University, Student Services
Umeå 901 87
+46 (90) 786 88 00
(90) 7865000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Umeå universitet's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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